The IMAM Mahdi Association of Marjaeya (IMAM) in Dearborn, Michigan is a non-profit organization that serves as the North American liaison office of one of Iraq’s most influential Shiite clerics, Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani  . In addition to serving as a liason office, IMAM offers prayer services and Islamic educational services . It is devoted to building a strong Shiite community in North America.
IMAM has associations with U.S. Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) launched a nationwide mosque census project; IMAM was one of the named sponsors of the project .
IMAM joined alongside ISNA as an amicus appellant opposing NYPD surveillance programs . IMAM has released joint statements on Iraq with ISNA , as well as with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) .
According to an article in FrontPage Mag, Mohamad al-Halabi served as head of IMAMâ€™s Education and Research Department. FrontPage Mag noted al-Halabiâ€™s sympathies and possible ties to Hezbollah, as well as his sympathies for Louis Farrakhan, who he describes as a â€œbrave one.â€ 
In 2010, al-Halabi posted on his Facebook page (in Arabic), a piece detailing his experiences in Lebanon in 1982 following Israelâ€™s invasion after repeated attacks by the Palestinian Liberation Organization: â€œWe stood in line in front of the people from recruitment for training, in order to defend Lebanon after the invasion of Beirut by the Israeli enemy â€¦. When we were asked, we had one answer: â€˜We want to fight, and we want to liberate Lebanon and Palestine. We want to die with dignity.â€ 
 I.M.A.M. Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya website, â€œAbout Us,â€ https://www.imam-us.org/about-us/ (Accessed June 6, 2018)
 CNN Library, â€œGrand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Fast Facts,â€ CNN, July 19, 2017, https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/17/world/meast/grand-ayatollah-ali-al-sistani-fast-facts/index.html
 Associated Press, â€œU.S. Shiites tentatively buy into American citizenship, culture,â€ Cleveland.com, January 17, 2010, https://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/01/us_shiites_tentatively_buy_int.html
 Press Release, â€œCAIR, ISNA to Announce Nationwide Mosque Census Project,â€ Council on American-Islamic Relations, June 10, 2008, https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/3042-cair-isna-to-announce-nationwide-mosque-census-project.html
 â€œHassan v. City of New York: NYPD Agrees to Landmark Settlement,â€ https://www.muslimadvocates.org/endspying/ (Accessed June 6, 2018)
 â€œThe Joint Statement on the Crisis in Iraq By ISNA & IMAM Organization,â€ Anjuman e Ahle Bayt Zainabiya Imambargah, June 21, 2014, https://www.zainabiyastl.org/?page_id=708
 â€œMPAC Condemns Bombing of Shiâ€™a Shrine in Iraq,â€ Muslim Public Affairs Council, February 22, 2006, https://www.mpac.org/programs/hate-crime-prevention/mpac-condemns-bombing-of-shia-shrine-in-iraq.php
 Kaufman, Joe, â€œHezbollah Imam is Father of US Marine,â€ FrontPage Mag, June 2, 2015, https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/257823/hezbollah-imam-father-us-marine-joe-kaufman
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